- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle Reign FC and Western New York Flash have swapped U.S. women’s national team stars as part of a major trade in the National Women’s Soccer League.

Seattle on Monday sent forwards Sydney Leroux and Amanda Frisbie to Western New York in exchange for the rights to Abby Wambach, midfielder Amber Brooks and a first-round pick in the 2016 NWSL draft.

Wambach had previously announced her intention not to play in the NWSL this season because of the World Cup in Canada. Seattle said Wambach - the all-time international goal scoring leader - is still not expected to play this season even with the trade.

Leroux, 24, appeared in 22 games last season and had five goals for Seattle.

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